There are 10 handicaps at the Cheltenham Festival as listed below.

TUESDAY 13TH MARCH

  • 2.50 PM : Ultima Business Solutions Handicap Chase

  • 5.30 PM: Close Brothers Novice Handicap Chase .

  • WEDNESDAY 14TH MARCH


  • 2.50 PM: Coral Cup

  • 4.50 PM: Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle

  • THURSDAY 15TH MARCH

  • 2.10 PM: Pertemps Handicap Hurdle Final

  • 4.10 PM: Brown Advisory Plate

  • 5.30 PM: Kim Muir Handicap Chase

  • FRIDAY 16TH MARCH


  • 4.50 PM: Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle

  • 2.10 PM: Country Hurdle

  • 5.30 PM: Grand Annual

  • I looked at trainers not from the top echelons of the training ranks who have a decent win and more importantly each way strike rate over 3 and 5 years in Cheltenham Handicaps.

    These stats were for Cheltenham Handicap races in general, not just at the Festival. The following trainers were chosen for this reason. These selected trainers I felt targeted their smaller strings at getting winners at Cheltenham.

    Obviously the big guns have more runners, but for this Cheltenham Tips exercise I have ignored those trainers, and only looked at “smaller trainers”

    Because they are handicaps the Cheltenham Betting prices are decent, and you may wish to consider small stakes on these runners to place at the Festival. I will be backing them all to get a place with the bookmakers and on the Betfair exchange.

    betting school 24aThere should also be plenty of bookmaker offers and concessions such as 5/6 places in the handicaps making it easier for one or more of the runners to sneak into a place. There will also be bookmaker free bets to take advantage of.

    Some horses will miss out at the 48-hour Cheltenham Declaration stage, so we should be left with a hardcore of runners. I am not hopeful of winners but these horses to run well and possibly place.


    Trainers to Follow in Cheltenham Festival Handicaps Tuesday

  • Tuesday, 13 March 2018 - 2:50 Coo Star Sivola - 10/1 - Nick Williams.

  • Tuesday, 13 March 2018 - 2:50 Shantou Flyer - 33/1 - Richard Hobson.

  • Tuesday, 13 March 2018 - 5:30 Mister Whitaker -16/1 Mick Channon.

  • Tuesday, 13 March 2018 - 5:30 Le Rocher 33/1 Nick Williams.

  • Trainers to Follow in Cheltenham Festival Handicaps Wednesday

  • Wednesday, 14 March 2018 - 2:50 Theclockisticking 33/1 - Stuart Edmunds.

  • Wednesday, 14 March 2018 - 4:50 Esprit De Somoza 16/1 - Nick Williams.

  • Wednesday, 14 March 2018 - 4:50 Eureu Du Boulay 50/1 - Richard Hobson.

  • Wednesday, 14 March 2018 - 4:50 Mercenaire 25/1 - Nick Williams.

  • Trainers to Follow in Cheltenham Festival Handicaps Thursday

  • Thursday, 15 March 2018 - 2:10 Kris Spin -33/1 Kerry Lee.

  • Thursday, 15 March 2018 - 4:10 Doitforthevillage 25/1 P Henderson.

  • Thursday, 15 March 2018 - 4:10 Mister Whitaker 14/1 Mick Channon.

  • Thursday, 15 March 2018 - 4:10 Shantou Flyer 20/1 Richard Hobson.

  • Thursday 15th March 2018 - 4.10 Cresswell Breeze - 33/1- Antony Honeyball


  • Thursday, 15 March 2018 - 5:30 Aubusson - 33/1 Nick Williams.

  • Thursday, 15 March 2018 - 5:30 Duel At Dawn 20/1 Alex Hales.

  • Trainers to Follow in Cheltenham Festival Handicaps Friday

  • Friday, 16 March 2018 - 2:10 Flying Tiger -14/1 Nick Williams.

  • Friday, 16 March 2018 - 2:10 Huntsman Son -33/1 Alex Hales.

  • Friday, 16 March 2018 - 2:10 Magic Dancer -20/1 Kerry Lee.

  • Friday, 16 March 2018 - 2:10 Smaoineamh Alainn -25/1 Robert Walford.

  • Friday, 16 March 2018 - 4:50 Magic Dancer -33/1 Kerry Lee.

  • Friday, 16 March 2018 - 5:30 Doitforthevillage -33/1 P Henderson.

  • Friday, 16 March 2018 - 5:30 Don't Touch It -10/1 Mrs J Harrington.

  • Friday, 16 March 2018 - 5:30 Gino Trail -20/1 Kerry Lee.

  • Friday, 16 March 2018 - 5:30 Rock The World - 20/ Mrs J Harrington.

  • Friday, 16 March 2018 - 5:30 Top Gamble -20/1 Kerry Lee.

  • Most bookies are Non Runner/No Bet, so you can take advantage of the bigger prices, knowing you will get your stake back if they do not run, always check with your bookmaker that they are NR/NB.

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